Thursday, December 27, 2007

Secret Santa

Secret Santa, by Sabrina James, is a wonderful book about how a secret santa game brings unlikely lovers together and opens their eyes to the reality that the person you're supposed to be with is right infront of you. Noelle has been crushing on Charlie since they were little. But when Secret Santa comes around, Noelle sees Charlie, and his brother Ryan, for who they really are. Lily has just had her heart broken by ex Jason. When Secret Santa comes, Lily finds out that even no ones can fall in love with popular boys and they can fall in love with her. This book tells the stories of Noelle, Lily, the two most popular sophomores, the beach girl, the two charming nerds and the biker. It is a wonderful book of how one little game can reveal so much about people and how it can bring unlikely friends together under the Christmas Spirit. Almost everyone will get their Christmas wish. At first I thought this book was kind of petty and such but in the end you can really see what you might be missing in your own life. Even though the book is kind of predictable in one part, in another part is totally suprising to see what happens.


Monday, December 17, 2007

For Breanna: First Date

First Date is another creepy book by R. L. Stine. Chelsea is a typical shy new girl in town, 15 and never had a date. When she meets two new boys, her life takes a turn. Two cute guys ask her out. Too bad one of them is a crazed killer. He moves from town to town looking for different girls to kill. Soon Chelsea is between a rock and her first date. It's for sure that her first date will always be remembered. R. L. Stine is a great writer, even though the book is predictable, it keeps you on your toes. :D

Monday, November 12, 2007

How to be Popular

How to be Popular is another great, hilarious book from Meg Cabot. This book follows the story of Steph Landry, a clutz of whom everyone in town knows the name of. She's at the end of the highschool food chain, just for spilling a drink on the most popular girl in school. But when Steph attempts popularity, she finds out that popularity is really not all it's cracked up to be. For a long time I've been wondering what it is like to be popular. I mean you have to look and act one way all the time and alwayz be "perfect". I would hate to have to do that. I mean I am far from perfect. And i think i like my social standing. The only thing i really want is to be the wieght i am supposed to be, maybe skinnier. i want to be healthier and junk like that. not popular. But i guess this is just my opinion. this really opens a lot of doors that were closed and reveals the truth of popularity. Meg Cabot does a wonderful job.


Oh my goodness! This is one of the best books i've ever read. It is going on my favorites list. Nancy Kington, on her 16 birthday is promised to a former pirate, now wealthy plantation owner. But Nancy is still in love with her childhood friend and love. Nancy flees Jamaica with Minerva Sharpe, a slave on her family's plantation. Nancy and Minerva join the piratical life as they try to outrun Bartholome, the man Nancy is promised to. Celia Rees does an extroadinary job depicting life as a women, a pirate, and a female pirate. I absolutely love this book. I reccomend everyone who likes their historical fiction to read it. It will blow you away.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Truth About Forever

The Truth about Forever, by Sarah Dessen is another great book. Sarah Dessen has outdone herself again. When Macy accidentally joins the chaotic Wish Catering Crew, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Macy is forced to look at her life in a whole new light. This book explores the hard decisions that we face everyday. Some about love, some about dealing with a hardship that has been thrown into your life unexpectedly. While I was reading The Truth About Forever, it kind of took me a while to really get into it, but once you start, eventually, it will be a book you can't put down.

All American Girl and Ready or Not

All American Girl and Ready or Not are the first two books in the All American Girl Series by Meg Cabot. In All American Girl, Samantha is an outcast. Red hair, all black wordrobe, and an artist. But when she saves the president from an assassin, her whole world changes. All American Girl is one of my favorite books. I love Samantha's outlook on the world. She's bad ass and caring at the same time. Amazingly well written.

In Ready or Not, Sam has to make a hard decision about if her and her boyfriend, David's (who happens to be the president's son,) relationship, and if it's worth possibly losing her virginity. Things are moving fast and Sam has to make a decision whether she's ready or not. Almost as good as the first one. This book reaches all of the stresses and decisions teens deal with, and how to deal without completely losing your head.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Secret Life of Bees

This is such a great book! Lily has ran away from home with her stand in mother, and in a time of strong racism, Lily finds ways to ignore the remarks, and lives on befriending strangers of a different race, falling in love, and searching for the truth about her mother. there are so many twists to this book but it makes the whole story. While I was reading The Secret Life of Bees, i kept thinking about what might happen next. There's a large amount of forshadowing, and what you expect to happen, won't happen. It's one of the best books i've read, and I can definitely see why it was on Good Morning, America's Book list. I highly reccomend it.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Broken China

Broken China is the story of a struggling teenage mother. When tradgedy strikes China Cup Cameron and the rest of her very small family, China must make some potentially self destructing decisions that could change her entire future. This is a very sad book, and I wouldn't recomend it to someone who is looking for good, happy, story. But if you're just looking for a really good story about young women overcoming some pretty big obstacles, i would definitely reccomend this book. While I was reading this, I kept thinking, what would I do if this happened to me? What would I do if I had a baby when I was 12 years old? Would I get a job at a strip club? I mean you can't help wondering as you read about how China makes her decisions, and what her reasons are. It's a really good book, just very, very sad.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Lately, in my English class, we've been reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Its a very good book in my opinion. But then again I love historical fiction books and movies. And all those really good black and white movies. But anyway, so far we're on chapter 15, We've found out who Tom is, he's fallen in love, experienced a murder, and is now a "pirate". All of his adventures are so exciting, even if they are against the rules. He cuts school to go swimming and is so smart that he even threads his shirt back up to keep his Aunt Polly from noticing. But then his brother Sid, being the smart alec and tattle tell, will point him out in some way and he'll get in trouble anyway. Mark Twain was a fantastic writer, and i can seriously see why this is truly an american classic. Everyone should read this at least once in their lifetime.

Just Listen

Anabelle Greene, is a model, and on the Kopf's back- to- school commercial, she's the girl who's got everything. But Annabelle Greene's life is far from perfect. She's been alienated for something she didn't do, and her family is falling apart.

While I was reading Just Listen, i was having doubts about the story line. But once i got into the story, it became more and more interesting. Especially when Annabelle starts hanging out with Owen. And when she reveals what really happened the night that her life changed. This has become one of my all time favorite books. Annabelle has deal with so many things, her sister's got a serious eating disorder, life- threatening, her other sister's losing touch with the family, she's lost her best friends, and still? she's managed to find true love. Sarah Dessen is one of the best writers of our time, in my opinion. I also love This Lullaby, but i will do another post on that later. :D

Sunday, September 16, 2007

TTYL (By: Lauren Myracle)

TTYL is an amazingly written book. Written entirely in instant messaging, this book chronicles the adventures and happenings of three girls in their sophmore year of high school. The three girls soon find out that tenth grade will be more than they expected. Angela's new guy sends her down in the dumps, Maddie makes a huge mistake, and Zoe goes head over heels for a flirty teacher. While reading this book I was suprised at how a story could come together so well in IM. Lauren Myracle pulls you into the life of highschool girls and how they get through some trying times. SnowAngel (Angela), madmaddie (Maddie), and zoegirl (Zoe), stay together through thick and thin as the winsome threesome. This is one of my favorite books, and I highly reccomend it.